An eighth album from We Are Scientists is full of surprises. Partly it was recorded around the same time as they did their previous LP Huffy, but a change of direction is very obvious here. There were cool experiments earlier, like “Bought Myself A Grave”, but on Lobes they go full-on dark pop/disco/dance rock, with such new anthems as “Human Resources” (easily the best song here), “Less From You”, “Operator Error” and many more.
This does not mean that if you liked the past work then Lobes won’t work for you. On the contrary, the new songs will for sure satisfy existing fans as they feature those good old gigantic hooks and the group’s signature charm, but they might also help the band to expand its audience with fresh ideas. An amazing achievement and result for indie veterans who have been performing on stage for almost 25 years now.
Stream below and buy the record here.